Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Maxie Pear

Posted by rehabbingisgreen z5a Missouri (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 18, 13 at 22:46

Anyone have or going to get a maxie pear? I have considered it but am concerned with the possibility of it being susceptible to fireblight.

Love to hear other thoughts on the tree.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Maxie Pear

Maxie, or Maxine?


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fruit/msg1018503825277.html

Thats about all here.


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

Maxie Lucky.

Thanks Gator, my biggest worry is fireblight with it. I read that it has a long bloom time so it might have issues with that. It only comes in dwarf and standard so I've sent a message asking about rootstock.


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

Nice looking round hybrid pear.

Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: Maxie Pear


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

I ended up getting a couple from Starks and must say they are super vigorous and have absolutely beautiful purple green colored foliage. They have an upright growing tendency so initial branch bending/raining is constant. I'm focusing on scaffolding and maybe I'll see some fruit in a couple years. As far as hybrids I also got some crisp and sweet from HFlds, also nice. more vigorous than the euros.


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

Noogy,

Remember to update us with the taste down the road.

Tony


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

  • Posted by lkz5ia z5 west iowa (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 28, 13 at 11:07

I saw Stark's had a nice late season price on them, but I already have a lot of pears and haven't heard much about whether they are worth growing or not.


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

I just put in a Maxie pear from Starks, too. Will have a Hosui as a companion to it, but not sure about cross-pollination (opinions seem all over the place). Would very much like to hear flavor comments about the Maxie when/if it produces fruit for anyone. I'm in gopher heaven here, so have to be on guard every day - one (now deceased) got my new Kikusui pear from last year.


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

My Maxie is now dropping its second leaf. Maybe next year it fruits.


 o
RE: Maxie Pear

I have a Warren pear that i don't spray,it is 9 years old and gives me 4 5gls pails of pear this year.Some of the pears are mishapened. I rate this pear as excellent to say the least. Friends and neighbours told me they have never taste pears that good.This tree takes it time going into fruiting.First pears after 6 years(5 pears) then more.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here